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Dr. Salami

Head of Department


The Dental Centre of University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan was established in 1977 to provide clinical training for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree programme with the aim of producing highly skilled dental surgeons comparable to those trained in developed countries. The first set of dental students started their clinical in 1977 and the BDS programme received full accreditation by the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council in 1978. The Dental Centre started as a single Department which was later split into four autonomous Departs in August 1981.

  • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Department of oral Pathology and oral Medicine
  • Department of Restorative Dentistry
  • Department of Preventive Dentistry

with all Departments fully established and well equipped as well as staffed with various specialist dental surgeons and technical manpower it became eligible to train Resident Dental Surgeons for various specialties.  Full accreditation from the Faculty of Dental Surgery of both National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and of West African College of Surgeons was later granted to the Dental Centre University College Hospital to train specialist Dental Surgeons. 


  1. Periodontology –  Professor Modupe O. Arowojolu
  2. Dental Public Health/Community Dentistry –  Professor Gbemi A. Oke


The department has 8 Consultants, 7 Senior Registrars, 5 Registrars, 3 Dental Surgery Technicians, 4 Dental Therapists, 3 Senior Administrative Staffs, and 4 Health Assistants.


    Short Description

    This specialty deals with the management of patients with periodontal diseases, including mechanical non-surgical, periodontal therapy (scaling and root planning SRP) of teeth, for patients, administering adjunctive antimicrobial agents, splinting of mobile teeth, desensitization of sensitive teeth, and surgical management of patients with advance periodontal disease including the use of bone grafts among others.

    Core Responsibilities

    • Training of residents doctors, undergraduate and postgraduate students in diagnosis, prevention and management of periodontal diseases.
    • Mentoring of House Officers and Residents Doctors in diagnosis, prevention and management of periodontal diseases.
    • non-surgical and surgical management of patients with gingival and periodontal diseases.


    • Seminars and Lecturers are delivered to resident and students from 8.00am to 10.00am and 2.00pm to 4.00pm.
    • Clinical teaching for resident doctors as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students starts at 10.05am to 2.00pm daily except on Saturdays and Sundays.
    • The Periodontic clinic opens daily between the hours of 8.30am and 4.00pm. Emergency coverage also exists by the Doctors and Therapists.

    Other Activities in view

    1. Establishment of a world class periodontal surgical suite
    2. Affiliation of the periodontal unit of the Department with some institutions abroad.


  1. Research Grant Awards
  2. External support from individuals and groups (donation of instruments and equipment)
  3. Commencement of soft tissue coverage and aesthetic dentistry to improve quality of life.
  4. Plan to establish a community outreach stations at Eni-osa Ibadan.


  1. Few resident doctor to provide routine oral health care services at our outreach stations.
  2. Inability to provide routine oral health care services to inhabitants of underserved communities.
  3. Maintenance and replacements old equipment
  4. Inadequate supplies of consumables
  5. Lack of clinic space.
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